Abel Soffia fires us into the lead for the first time and on our way to creating history.

Abel Soffia fires us into the lead for the first time and on our way to creating history.

Last season, Team Europe at Gleneagles comfortably saw off Brook Street in the Third Round of the Saltire Cup, running out 4-0 winners. However it was a different story this morning as it was the New Home Park side who had the last laugh in the Fourth Round, winning 3-2.

Ironically, it was the away team who netted first through Mauro Bogo in the twenty-sixth minute; a lead they held until three minutes into the second half when Andrew Cleary dispatched Garabed Palasyan’s cross.

Play raged from end to end, but no one could make the breakthrough, that is until a two minute spell with twenty minutes to go when first Abel Soffia blasted in a half-volley to take the lead, and two minutes later Muhammad Noorani bundled the ball over the line to make it 3-1.

Mauro Bogo netted his second of the game with thirteen minutes to go which made for a nervous closing period, but Brook Street held on to gain some revenge for last season, and create a small piece of history by becoming the first Brook Street side to reach the last sixteen of a national competition.

“We only played well in spells”, admitted Brook Street coach Leoš Loos, “but the result was more important that the performance”.

“Gleneagles are a good side and they’re doing well in their league, so our victory shouldn’t be underestimated”, he added.

Brook Street’s reward or the win is a Fifth Round tie against Division IV side FC Vålax.

“We’ve got a rough idea how they’ll line up, so without giving anything away we’ll look to counter that”, said Leoš.

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